New Mexico summit takes regional approach to local food

FARMINGTON – The third annual Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit promises to dish out local food news again this year, but in a virtual space. To ensure the safety of community members, the...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation reports 71 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths. A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Summer reading programs hope to bring normalcy to kids

FARMINGTON – Summer vacation days typically bring barbecues, poolside hangouts and, for the more book-inclined children, summer reading programs at public libraries. But with library closures and...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys house, 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington

FARMINGTON – A large fire Wednesday destroyed a house, an RV and 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington before firefighters calmed the flames. No injuries were reported, the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

FBI, family seek clues about woman who went missing 18 years ago

FARMINGTON – Laverda Sorrell was dropped off at the Window Rock School District No. 8 at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002. It was the last she was seen by anyone. Sorrell, who worked at the school district...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire grows to 10,694 acres, health advisory issued

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had grown to more than 10,000 acres and prompted a public health advisory this week. The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Wood Springs Two Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire, burning on the Navajo Nation, has burned more than 5,000 acres and remained at 0% containment as of Tuesday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire was first...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual graduation event for Indigenous youths to feature celebrities

FARMINGTON – A star-studded virtual graduation celebrating the Indigenous graduates of 2020 is taking place Tuesday evening with celebrities like Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Sean Penn and Chris...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day

FARMINGTON – A wildfire on the Navajo Nation has grown to more than 3,000 acres in size and was 0% contained as of Monday, fueled by dry conditions and high winds during the last two days. The...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Adult Detention Center reports 118 total coronavirus cases

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Adult Detention Center reported a total of 118 detainees and two employees tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, with four test results still pending. Of...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center eases visitor restrictions

San Juan Regional Medical Center has eased visitor restrictions as of Monday. They have moved from a restricted visitor policy to a limited visitor policy for admitted non-COVID patients. In an...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three dead from drinking hand sanitizer

FARMINGTON – There have been three reported deaths resulting from methanol poisoning contained in hand sanitizer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The state agency announced the...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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